OMG… Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes AKA Crack Potatoes. So easy. So good. From scratch with raw potatoes, no frozen potatoes here.
Based our old family recipe Old Fashion Cheesy Potato Casserole that is reserved for special occasions since it is too much work. You have to boil the potatoes, peel the potatoes, cool the potatoes, shred the potatoes, mix with other things and bake. I have done it but usual it is a “team” activity. My popular Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is also based on that recipe.
So start with a pound of potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes. Cook in a slow cooker for a few hours until done. Now mash, add the goodies and cook for another 30 minutes or so. You can handle this.
So the story. I have been deficient in recipe posts the last few months (too much work time and a family emergency). My wife left town for grandma duties, so I’m home alone. So one of the common searches that bounce into my site is for crock pot shredded pork tenderloin. I don’t have one, but a “fake” pulled pork in a crock pot would be good eats for a few days (recipe to come). I’m walking around the local market and trying to avoid chips as a side. I would love cheesy potatoes but really… one of me and the work… no way. Then the mind kicked in with a plan.
A 5… A 5…
Notes: I have repeatedly tried to fake this with frozen potatoes. IT IS NOT THE SAME. The texture and taste are just wrong. There are tons of recipes out there using frozen potatoes. They are your ” take to the potluck” recipes. This is an “impress the company” recipe.
I didn’t add bacon or other things but toss in what you want.
Start by peeling and cubing about 1 pound of potatoes. I used two huge russets, but three medium would be just right.
Spray a large crock pot with PAM and toss them in.
Spread evenly and cook on high for two hours.
Mash the potatoes in the crock pot.
Clean and slice six green onions.
Sprinkle with one teaspoon coarse salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the sliced green onion, 1 cup sour cream and one cup shredded cheddar cheese. Add cooked bacon or other things at this point. Mix until combined and then smooth over the bottom of the crock pot.
Cook 30 minutes more on high.
Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes from Raw Potatoes
- 1 pound potatoes - raw
- 6 green onions
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
- Start by peeling and cubing about 1 pound of potatoes. I used two huge russets, but three medium would be just right.
- Spray a large crock pot with PAM and toss them in. Spread evenly and cook on high for two hours.
- Mash the potatoes in the crock pot.
- Clean and slice six green onions.
- Sprinkle with one teaspoon coarse salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the sliced green onion, 1 cup sour cream and one cup shredded cheddar cheese. Add cooked bacon or other things at this point. Mix until combined and then smooth over the bottom of the crock pot.
- Cook 30 minutes more on high.
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Nutrition is for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
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